Can I retire at age 59 with 978,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
About Your Retirement ?
Current Age
Retirement Age
Current Savings $
Annual Deposits $
Annual Withdrawals $
Stock market crash:
Portfolio ?
% in Stocks:
% in Bonds:
% in Cash:
Modify Stock Returns:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
How much money do I need to retire?

This retirement calculator runs simulations based on past data from the S&P 500, 10 Year Treasury Bond, 3 month T-Bill, and US inflation. For each year of each simulation, a random return and inflation amount is chosen.

How to use: Enter your current age and the age when you retire. Then enter your current savings, the amount that you can save annually before you retire, and the amount that you plan to withdraw after retirement. Your annual deposits and withdrawals take inflation into account. For example, if you need $50,000 to live on in retirement using today's dollars, we will automatically take into account the cost of living for your retirement years. The same is true for your annual deposits. Next, decide if you'd like to simulate a stock market crash.

In the portfolio section, choose the makeup of your portfolio with stocks, bonds, and cash. Cash assumes that your money is stored in a savings account. You can then alter the future returns and inflation. For example, if the market has historically returned about 10%, but you think the future will be worse, modify the stock returns by -3%, and the future returns will average out to 7%. Investment fees can also lower stock market returns. Many index funds and ETFs offer extremely low fees and expenses.

Many people receive income in retirement, such as social security, pension plans, part time jobs, annuities, and other benefits. This would allow you to take out smaller distributions every year. Please note that taxes must also be considered, but are not used in this simulation. A 401k, Roth IRA, and Traditional IRA are taxed differently than a standard investment account, as are dividends.

Note: This assumes that the future is at least somewhat like the past. In reality, anything could happen. The Soviet Union collapsed, Japan's Nikkei Index is still well below its 1989 peak. Numerous other markets have changed drastically and never recovered. However, this online tool is helpful in retirement planning and estimating how much you might need for retirement, especially those hoping to retire early. We recommend receiving advice from a financial planner.

Want to retire with $978,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12%
1 years$80,762$80,043$79,341$78,656$77,987$77,334
2 years$39,981$39,237$38,515$37,815$37,137$36,478
3 years$26,389$25,642$24,922$24,229$23,561$22,918
4 years$19,595$18,849$18,137$17,455$16,804$16,181
5 years$15,519$14,778$14,075$13,407$12,774$12,173
6 years$12,803$12,067$11,375$10,722$10,108$9,529
7 years$10,863$10,134$9,452$8,815$8,220$7,665
8 years$9,410$8,687$8,016$7,395$6,820$6,287
9 years$8,279$7,563$6,904$6,299$5,743$5,234
10 years$7,376$6,667$6,019$5,430$4,893$4,407
11 years$6,637$5,935$5,299$4,725$4,208$3,744
12 years$6,022$5,327$4,703$4,145$3,647$3,204
13 years$5,501$4,814$4,202$3,659$3,180$2,759
14 years$5,056$4,376$3,775$3,248$2,788$2,387
15 years$4,670$3,997$3,409$2,897$2,455$2,074
16 years$4,333$3,668$3,091$2,594$2,169$1,809
17 years$4,036$3,378$2,812$2,331$1,923$1,582
18 years$3,772$3,121$2,567$2,100$1,710$1,387
19 years$3,536$2,893$2,350$1,898$1,524$1,219
20 years$3,324$2,688$2,157$1,719$1,362$1,073
21 years$3,132$2,504$1,984$1,560$1,219$947
22 years$2,958$2,337$1,828$1,418$1,092$836
23 years$2,800$2,186$1,688$1,292$980$739
24 years$2,655$2,048$1,561$1,178$881$655
25 years$2,521$1,922$1,446$1,076$793$580
26 years$2,399$1,806$1,341$984$714$514
27 years$2,285$1,700$1,245$900$644$457
28 years$2,180$1,602$1,158$825$581$406
29 years$2,082$1,511$1,077$757$525$360
30 years$1,991$1,427$1,004$694$474$320
31 years$1,906$1,349$936$638$429$285
32 years$1,826$1,277$873$586$388$254
33 years$1,751$1,209$815$539$351$226
34 years$1,681$1,146$762$496$318$201
35 years$1,615$1,087$712$456$288$179
36 years$1,553$1,032$666$420$261$160
37 years$1,495$980$623$387$236$142
38 years$1,439$931$584$357$214$127
39 years$1,387$885$547$329$194$113
40 years$1,337$842$513$304$176$101
41 years$1,290$802$481$280$160$90
42 years$1,245$764$451$259$145$80
43 years$1,203$728$423$239$132$72
44 years$1,162$694$397$220$119$64
45 years$1,123$661$373$204$108$57
46 years$1,087$631$350$188$98$51
47 years$1,051$602$329$174$89$45
48 years$1,018$575$309$160$81$40
49 years$986$549$291$148$74$36
50 years$955$524$273$137$67$32

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $978,000, adding $3,900 every year, while hoping to spend $35,402 every year in retirement. These numbers increase with inflation.
Reality usually performs much different than the expected returns. This uses historical averages, but anything can happen. In general, riskier investments have greater returns on average, but more volatility in the short term.
Age Total: 100% Stocks Total: 100% Bonds Total: 100% Cash Total: 57/32/11 Blend
58$978,000$978,000$978,000$978,000
59$1,081,779$1,029,945$1,014,786$1,140,295
60$1,154,453$1,042,745$1,011,114$1,193,054
61$1,233,353$1,054,985$1,006,132$1,246,249
62$1,319,077$1,066,602$999,760$1,303,366
63$1,412,283$1,077,525$991,911$1,364,784
64$1,513,693$1,087,681$982,498$1,430,924
65$1,624,104$1,096,991$971,426$1,502,248
66$1,744,391$1,105,373$958,597$1,579,268
67$1,875,519$1,112,735$943,909$1,662,547
68$2,018,547$1,118,985$927,256$1,752,707
69$2,174,643$1,124,020$908,523$1,850,436
70$2,345,093$1,127,733$887,595$1,956,491
71$2,531,310$1,130,009$864,347$2,071,708
72$2,734,853$1,130,729$838,652$2,197,012
73$2,957,435$1,129,762$810,375$2,333,419
74$3,200,946$1,126,973$779,374$2,482,054
75$3,467,463$1,122,215$745,503$2,644,158
76$3,759,275$1,115,334$708,609$2,821,099
77$4,078,903$1,106,167$668,529$3,014,388
78$4,429,122$1,094,541$625,096$3,225,691
79$4,812,991$1,080,272$578,135$3,456,846
80$5,233,875$1,063,165$527,462$3,709,883
81$5,695,484$1,043,013$472,885$3,987,039
82$6,201,900$1,019,597$414,204$4,290,785
83$6,757,624$992,687$351,209$4,623,844
84$7,367,609$962,037$283,683$4,989,223
85$8,037,316$927,388$211,397$5,390,237
86$8,772,757$888,464$134,113$5,830,544
87$9,580,554$844,975$51,583$6,314,180
88$10,468,007$796,615$0$6,845,594
89$11,443,151$743,057$0$7,433,980
90$12,514,844$683,958$0$8,087,209
91$13,692,840$618,954$0$8,805,227
92$14,987,890$547,662$0$9,594,656
93$16,411,833$469,676$0$10,462,797
94$17,977,716$384,567$0$11,417,702
95$19,699,914$291,881$0$12,468,247
96$21,594,262$191,141$0$13,624,220
97$23,678,211$81,840$0$14,896,410
98$25,970,984$0$0$16,296,715
99$28,493,764$0$0$17,851,122
100$31,269,891$0$0$19,593,439